Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.50 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.60 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.3.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Since the start of May 2019, violence in the northern Nigerian states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Katsina have forced over 70,000 people to seek refuge over the border in Niger’s Maradi region, primarily in Guidan Roumdji department. They are fleeing indiscriminate attacks that include sexual violence and abduction, as well as cattle rustling and extortion, by unknown armed groups not connected to the Boko Haram insurgency. ?
The situation is dynamic, with many people returning to their homes over the border. The displaced are primarily living in host communities. Prior to the influx of refugees, Maradi was already prone to disease outbreaks, such as cholera, and food insecurity. Protection concerns are heightened, as armed groups have crossed the border and attacked communities on several occasions. Women and children account for 90% of the registered refugees.?
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No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.